Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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2.24/5 rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5
Appearance - orange/peach pour, nice thin head of manila foam. Nice and sticky, good lacing.
Aroma - light biscuity malt, straightforward sweet grain smell.
Taste - sweet and biscuity out of the gate, good malt presence without being too sweet. Goes strangely and astringently bitter, hoppy but without any hop character. A metallic bitterness dries out the palate and clears the malt flavor away too quickly. Finishes unpleasantly bitter and dry.
Mouthfeel - fluffy and crisp, medium bodied, good levels for the style.
Overall - the weird bitterness is too unpleasant to consider another., but I'd consider re-sampling on tap.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 03:16:27 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This offering pours a deep burgundy color with a small off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is subtle but pleasant with a nice balance of malt and hops as well as an underlying alcohol note. It sips smooth and clean with a light to medium body. The flavor is pleasant and quite balanced between the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the hops. This is definitely a beer that you could sit and drink a number of and enjoy each one. Not particularly complex or remarkable but very balanced and damn good.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 04:51:03 | More by lochef81
3.81/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear red-copper with a healthy beige head that quickly drops to a film with a ring around the glass. Decent retention; some lacing.
Pervasive alcohol sourness with malt notes. Spicy caramel up front with sweet aromas and some hoppy astringency.
Rich, full flavor. Mellow malt tastes with a little caramel and a quick touch of dry hops at the end. Very nice.
Medium body and a little thin-feeling with prickly carbonation and a coating, silky finish.
Mellow, inoffensive, and drinkable. This beer is certainly nothing to write home about but is a solid red beer and would make for a good session beer or could be a good stepping stone into craft for non-beer-drinkers.
Might have again if I had access; a safe bet for a solid, generally enjoyable brew.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 17:02:19 | More by TheDoctor
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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